Writing poetry is not as difficult for students as it may first appear. It involves students at an emotional level and increases their desire to learn as they feel a genuine need to express themselves in English. It also develops their imagination.

We'd like you to write a haiku and illustrate it with a picture. (Don't forget to use picasa to resize the picture if necessary)
Haiku-poems consist of respectively 5, 7 and 5 syllables in three units. Each haiku must contain a kigo, a season word, which indicates in which season the haiku is set.
Examples of haikus:

"No one travels
Along this way but I,
This autumn evening" -Basho, Matsuo (1644-1694)

"Green frog,
Is your body also
freshly painted? Akutagawa, Ryunosuke (l882-1927)

With primary students you can write adjective poems and illustrate them with a picture.
They consist of six lines which develop a series of adjectives to describe a single topic or action.
You have to follow this pattern;
Line 1: noun
Line 2: same noun+is or are+adjective1
Line 3: same noun+is or are+adjective1,adjective2
Line 4: same noun+is or are+adjective1,adjective2, adjective3
Line 5: Adjective 1, 2, 3, 4
Line 6: New related noun

You can create it with Picasa

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haiku.jpg


Fog
Fog is white
Fog is white, wet
Is white, wet, thick
White, wet, thick, cold
Morning